College of Allied Health Professions

Mariah Jackson’s gluten free cookies a hit

Assistant professor of Medical Nutrition Mariah Jackson is a National Celiac Association Local Partner Leader, helping coordinate fun celiac support group events in Omaha. Her recent gluten free cookie decorating class events with Omaha’s Queen GFB, a gluten free home bakery, were highlighted in the National Celiac Association’s magazine, “Gluten-Free Nation.” May is Celiac Awareness Month, with May 16th being International Celiac Awareness Day! Celiac disease is a genetic… Continue Reading

Radiography students place well at NSRT

Four of our senior radiography students put in a good showing at the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists (NSRT) Annual Meeting on April 21, 2023. Brienne Fanta took 2nd place for her poster presentation, “Omphalocele,” and 3rd place went to Elizabeth Ronayne for, “Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP).” Two other students scored in the top four out of 115 students at the NSRT Student Bee. Holly… Continue Reading

May: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

by Elizabeth McDonald Blume and Sydney Hubbard, second year genetic counseling students Ricky’s 65 RosesIn 1965 Ricky, a 4-year-old boy, inspired people for generations to come with one simple phrase, “65 roses.”1 Ricky used to listen to his mother Mary make dozens of phone calls to friends, neighbors, and community members. Mary was a volunteer and advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and she spent… Continue Reading